Located between Serralunga d'Alba and Sinio in the rolling Alban hills of Piemonte, this family business was established in 1902. Four generations later the winery is run by Enrico Rivetto who has firm beliefs in the fact that wine is made in the vineyard. As he says "The vineyard before all else. For wines to be an authentic expression of their land it is necessary to trust the vineyard and lead it towards self-regulation. This is why our wine making is minimalist: sometimes we think it is better to NOT take action."
No synthetic chemicals are used and no fertiliser. No aggressive handling of the soil or the vines. They sow grassy plants and legumes in order to revitalise the soil and reduce its compaction and use natural phyto-fortifiers to stimulate the plants' self defence. The soils are marl, lime and clay. They have planted lots of trees to replace the many lost over the years and to protect the vineyards, and this has attracted wildlife to return.
The firm makes a classic range of Piemontese wines, some from single vineyards and grows the rare native white grape Nascetta. Their winemaking is more old school in style, but where it can be improved upon naturally they will do so. For Piemontese wines their prices are attractive too.
From the undulating Langhe hills of Piemonte with clay and limestone soils. Rivetto vineyards are farmed organically, giving real terroir character to the wines. Made from the same grape as Barolo and Barbaresco, this is a more everyday version, but recognised for its value for money.
This glossy and fragrant wine opens with heady woodland berry, menthol, botanical herb, iris, new leather and exotic spice aromas. The palate delivers Marasca cherry, clove, pipe tobacco and savory mineral notes held taut by fine-grained tannins and vibrant acidity.
Barolo is one of Italy’s top reds. Soils are clay and limestone and the Rivetto vineyards are farmed organically, giving real terroir character to the wines. They do things traditionally here and every wine expresses its vineyard origin, and is a very friendly example of Piemontese wine.
This is the best of the three Barbera d’Albas from Rivetto. They come from different vineyards and express different microclimates and soils, all of which are slightly different but mainly calcareous and all of which are organic. This is from a 3 hectare vineyard and selected grapes are macerated for 2 days then fermented for 15 days. The wine is aged...
Barolo, “the king of wines and the wine of kings” comes from vineyards around the town of Barolo in the Piemonte region of northwest Italy, south of Turin and in the foothills of the Alps. Soils are calcareous and climate is unique with hot humid summers and cold foggy winters. Despite this, it is one of Italy’s great wines, but needs careful ageing....